The linkages between the Arctic climate change and mid-latitude climate and weather
Organizers of Asia Oceania Geosciences Society session AS41, entitled "The linkages between the Arctic climate change and mid-latitude climate and weather,'" announce a call for abstracts. This session will be convened at the 2016 Annual Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Meeting, scheduled for 31 July thru 5 August 2016 in Beijing, China.
Session description: The Arctic temperature has increased faster than the rest of the world, and the sea ice has declined at the pace never seen before since the beginning of 21st century. These profound changes to the Arctic have coincided with a period of ostensibly more frequent extreme weather events across the Northern Hemisphere mid-latitudes. The possibility of a link between Arctic change and mid-latitude weather has spurred research activities that reveal potential linkages between the two parts of the world. The intent of the session is to further the understanding of the coupling between Arctic variability and mid-latitude climate and weather by synthesizing ongoing efforts and exploring our key gaps.
This session aims to highlight new and emerging efforts focused on linkage studies based on observations, reanalysis products, and model simulation results. Papers are welcome on all aspects, particularly those to assess and synthesize existing knowledge on the links between Arctic climate change and mid-latitude weather variability including weather extremes to identify key questions and knowledge gaps with a particular attention on physical processes and scale interactions considering the relatively short time period of record and multiple components included in the hypothesized linkages and to current modeling efforts on exploring the relationship between Arctic and mid-latitude weather and climate variability.
Abstract submission deadline: Friday, 4 March 2016.